The Hockaday School

  • The Hockaday School was founded in 1913 by Miss Ela Hockaday to provide a college preparatory education for girls in Dallas, Texas. The Hockaday School prepares girls of strong potential in the prekindergarten through 12th grades to assume positions of responsibility and leadership in a rapidly changing world by giving them a foundation for living grounded on the traditional four cornerstones: character, courtesy, scholarship, and athletics. Within the context of an outstanding academic environment, The Hockaday School's goals are to foster a community of concern and friendship, to instill in every girl a love of learning and an understanding of herself and the ethical principles which guide her life, and to develop an appreciation of excellence in all its forms with a commitment to what is right and good.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Independent Schools Association of the South West (ISAS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1913
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students1085 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
34%
State avg.: 39%
Students by GradeThe Hockaday School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers118 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses21 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus, AB and BC, AP Chemistry, AP Comparative Government, AP Economics, AP English, AP Environmental Science, AP French, AP Human Geography, AP Latin, AP Mandarin Chinese, AP Modern European History, AP Physics, B and C, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. History, AP World History
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 15 / Jan. 28
Tuition NotesLS: 25870 MS/US: 30180-31620 Boarding: 57700-59140
% on Financial Aid
14%
Average Financial Aid Grant$22,844
Acceptance Rate
21%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMaryanna Phipps
Admissions AssociateCyndi Lewis
Endowment Size$160 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBasketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCrew,
Cross CountryDance,
DivingFencing,
Field HockeyGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

School Notes

  • Download our application at www.hockaday.org
Believing in the limitless potential of girls, Hockaday develops resilient, confident women who are educatedand inspired to lead lives of purpose and impact.

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